Accusations of bad business are the new line of attack among Republicans in the increasingly nasty House District 58 primary.
The contest between Plant City civic leader Yvonne Fry and Dover businessman Lawrence McClure in the special election for House District 72 has taken a sharp turn, as direct mail from outside interest groups pours into the district.
Presumably, Lawrence McClure will vote for himself in next month’s Republican primary election in House District 58. If so, it would be the first primary election in which the 30-year-old Dover native has voted.
Yvonne Fry’s Florida House campaign received a major boost Monday with the endorsement of Dan Raulerson, the former lawmaker she is hoping to succeed in House District 58. Raulerson, who resigned in August due to health concerns, announced his support in a statement: “Yvonne Fry is the only person in this race that will truly represent the interests of District 58. Her experience and countless hours of service to her community has shown that Yvonne was committed to District 58…
The two GOP candidates running to replace retired Rep. Dan Raulerson in House District 58 raised a combined $169,000 between Aug. 1 and Sept. 7 according to newly filed campaign finance reports. Plant City businessman Lawrence McClure, 30, brought in the bulk of the money, with his first campaign finance report showing $107,205 in contributions as well as $39,654 in expenditures, leaving him with $67,550 in the bank.
Republican candidate Lawrence McClure, running in the special election for House District 58, has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association to replace previous state Rep. Dan Raulerson. McClure, a Hillsborough County Farm Board Bureau board member from Dover, is running against Plant City businesswoman Yvonne Fry in the GOP primary, which takes place Oct. 10. “Lawrence McClure has an ‘A’ rating and is the only candidate in this race endorsed by the NRA and he is the only candidate who honestly supports Second Amendment rights,” said…
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is the latest Republican to back Plant City businesswoman and activist Yvonne Fry in the House District 58 special election taking place later this year. “I have known Yvonne Fry for many years and I know that she is a committed Conservative who will defend our Conservative values,” Bondi said.